Simon Cowell and record producer pal Pete Waterman have fallen out over a spoof programme mocking the music mogul's numerous reality TV shows.
Waterman appeared on British comedian Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice show earlier this month (12Oct08) - which pokes fun at all the reality programmes on TV.
But Cowell, who produces and features on shows like America's Got Talent, American Idol and The X Factor, has failed to see the funny side - and has cut off all communication with Waterman as a result.
Waterman says, "Simon doesn't have a sense of humour.
"He's one of my best mates and we talk all the time but he's fallen out with me. I rang Simon so he could say, 'Your comedy acting is genius, Pete', but it seems he doesn't think it's at all funny."